Parole Absconder Apprehended After Escape

Several events on 10/17/2018 led to the apprehension and arrest of a Parole Absconder who was on parole for violent felonies.

10/17/2018, 7:00 AM: Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators assisted New York State Parole Officers with trying to locate Robert A Wilson, age 43, on parole from the Elmira N.Y. area. Wilson was wanted by Parole for absconding about 8 months ago. Wilson had been released on Parole for the charges of Assault 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree and Promoting Prison Contraband. Officers were checking a Town of Ovid residence and were able to gain information about a possible residence on Green Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.

10/17,2018, 8:30 AM: Sheriff’s Deputies, Town Police Officers, State Police and Parole responded to the Green Street residence to try and locate Wilson. Wilson was at the residence and tried to jump out of a second story window. While Wilson was being apprehended he fought with the arresting Officers and violently resisted arrest. He was brought under control and transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus.

10/17/2018, 9:50 AM: Wilson was hand cuffed to a restraining bench in the Investigation Division while Officers drew up charges. Wilson slipped out of the handcuffs by injuring his own wrist and hand to do so. He then fled the building. Officers pursued on foot and observed Wilson entering a large cornfield at the intersection of Route 96 and Bromka Road in the Town of Romulus. A perimeter was established around the cornfield with all available Officers including: Deputies, Investigators, Corrections Officers, New York State Police and Parole Officers. The Sheriff’s K-9 Units were deployed as well as the Sheriff’s Drone Unit.

10/17/2018: 1025 AM: The Drone Unit spotted Wilson and radioed his location. Wilson then fled the cornfield and was apprehended by Officers on the perimeter. Wilson again violently resisted arrest but was brought under control without incident.

Wilson has been charged with: 2 counts of resisting arrest, Escape in the first degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole has charged Wilson with violation of Parole. At the time of this release Wilson is being held at the Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.